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iHub By Leo Mutuku / May 1, 2012

Kenya’s Mobile Money Revolution: M-Pesa turns Five


Safaricom’s mobile money phenomenon, M-Pesa, clocked 5 years, early this year on  March 6, 2012. These five years have seen M-Pesa grow from humble beginnings as a small unit, when it was started in Kenya by a Safaricom -Vodafone partnership, to a fully fledged department. To celebrate its five years

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m:lab By Jessica Colaço / April 30, 2012

Pivot East Finalists Announced


Cross posted from the Pivot East Blog A panel of judges drawn from industry in the last two weeks extensively analysed details of 50 semi-finalists of the Pivot East regional mobile apps competition. The process culminated in the selection of 25 applications which will be pitched at this year’s Pivot

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m:lab By Jessica Colaço / April 23, 2012

Wireless Wednesday: Using Technology To Overcome Post Harvest Challenges

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After a successful first, USAID sponsored Wireless Wednesday on 29th February 2012 hosted by m: Lab that focused on Agriculture, the second one comes up next Wednesday. The event themed “Using Technology to overcome Post Harvest challenges”, will be at m: Lab East Africa, Bishop Magua Center premises on 25th

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m:lab By Jessica Colaço / April 19, 2012

Pivot East: Semi Finalists Reviews

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Crossposted from the Pivot East Blog 50 semi finalists of this year’s regional mobile apps and developer competition – Pivot East were announced on 11th April 2012 HERE The top 50 are competing to be in the list of 25 finalists who will present at the regional pitching conference on 5th

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m:lab By John Kieti / April 14, 2012

Mini-MBA Training and Start-Up Capital for Early Stage Businesses in Kenya


In Kenya, entrepreneurs with big ideas in the start-up or early stage of growing their businesses continue to find increasing opportunities to access capital and training needed to succeed. One of the opportunities is through the Sinapis 2012 Entrepreneur Fellowship Program. Sinapis is an NGO in Nairobi providing advanced business

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